1. Button may go to Ferrari to replace Massa
2. Drivers, fans have too much influence at IndyCar
3. Mosport preview; Denny Hamlin finally wins
4. Wickens nearly sweeps weekend at Nurburgring
– Formula One’s Silly Season is in full swing but one rumour that might turn out to be true has Jenson Button leaving McLaren-Mercedes to drive alongside Fernando Alonso at Ferrari in 2012. Please see first post below.
– Randy Bernard was hired to save IndyCar. He’s done some good things but the series is going back to places where it wasn’t wanted because of a lobby group made up of fans, media and drivers/owners. And unlike NASCAR or F1 (where they make major changes almost weekly) howls of protest greet just about every progressive marketing initiative that he's announced. If the series hopes to grow, Bernard has to be left alone to do his job. Please see second post below.
– There were a couple of so-so races at Michigan on the weekend, with Denny Hamlin winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race and Carl Edwards the Nationwide. But the best produced race was a tape-delay from Circuit ICAR of a few weeks ago and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be in action at Mosport next weekend. Please see third post below.
– Robert Wickens, of Guelph and Toronto, who could be Canada’s next F1 driver, won two poles and one of the two races the World Series by Renault ran at the Nurburgring this weekened. He was second in the other. Plus other racing results. Please see fourth post below.